Community discussion has been taking place on AU Meta concerning our position on AI generated content:
While this discussion is proceeding there has been a recent upsurge in the numbers of ChatGPT generated answers and spam messages posted on AU. Because of this, and because of the considerable workload dealing with these posts by Community and elected Moderators, the following decision has been made:
There is now a temporary and complete ban on the use of ChatGPT and AI generated content on Ask Ubuntu.
This temporary ban involves:
- Deletion of all ChatGPT or other AI content, whether acknowledged as such or not
- Moderator email for initial occurrence, if minor in scope
- Seven day Suspension for subsequent occurrence, or initial occurrence if larger in scope, and then the usual escalation of penalties for further infractions
This temporary ban will be revisited when Community engagement on Meta has been completed and the users of Ask Ubuntu have fully made their wishes known. Please participate in the Meta thread and make your thoughts and opinions known.
Note that it is the moderator team's opinion that the use of Grammarly and spell checking tools to correct grammar errors and spelling errors are not AI generated content - using those to improve your own written posts' grammar or to correct spelling errors are not forbidden, we are specifically barring the use of ChatGPT and other AIs as the sole source of generating answer content.